Traditionally the Father of the Bride is the first speaker at a wedding and your speech needs to cover:

  • Welcoming the guests
  • Stories and reminiscences about your daughter
  • A welcome to your son-in-law on behalf of the family
  • A toast to the Bride and Groom
  • Other toasts where appropriate e.g. to absent friends
  • Humour!

It is in the last area that I can offer expert help. Father of the Bride speeches do not need to be dry affairs with a sprinkling of time-honoured jokes. They, too, can be very funny yet remain heartfelt and tick all the boxes regarding the welcomes and toasts.

A tearful bride and groom listening to a great Father of The Bride speech

In fact, humour is the best way to engage your audience. A 6-8 minute speech peppered with great original jokes will fly by to the guests. It will also serve as an antidote to one of the dangers – the over-proud dad who finds he has a life-time’s worth of praise to sprinkle over his daughter.

However, by choosing the right moments to use humour, you can actually have your cake and eat it: both praise your daughter and raise the roof.

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If you’d like some quick tips and guidance on writing your Father of the Bride speech, just click on the blog posts below.



Would you like some help?

As an experienced speech and comedy writer I can provide you with a well-balanced speech full of great, original gags. It will ensure you stand up at the wedding confident in the knowledge you’ll have the guests in the palm of your hand for the next few minutes.

Just take a look in the Shop and you’ll see I offer a full speech writing service, an editing service and also a package of original, personalisable gags and tear-jerkers for your Father of the Bride speech.

Alternatively, contact me direct to chat further about what help you might require.

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